Halloween + Guy Fawkes Night 2013

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And so, Crafty October 2013 concludes with this final post where I’m going to be sharing the Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night party we had at home on the weekend – not too many of us, some family and friends, but it doesn’t matter how small a party is, you know me, I always try and throw the best party that I can ^_^

We didn’t have a fancy dress party this year – although, Sephy did wear her cute pumpkin outfit ♥ and I had to wear something dress up, so donned my Pirates of the Carribean Mickey Ears that I bought at Walt Disney World this summer. Halloween is also the time I tend to break out the bright red lipstick!!

Doesn’t Sephy look so cute in her pumpkin outfit? I just loved the stripy trousers – precious! She was quite happy to play with her box of Mr. Potato Head accessories that I have for her at our house, until she caught sight of the Halloween Dessert + Candy Buffet! When she saw that, she stood at the table, not quite being able to see everything, but pointing and making sounds at wanting something…I think it was the blinking pumpkins that were up higher.

Halloween decorations, this year, were on the minimalist side (well, for me it was!) and I put out some of the new decorations we bought in Florida this year, along with some older ones that I could find in the boxes still not unpacked from our house move in June >_<

Whilst rummaging in the shed, hubs found my yarn wrapped boo sign that I made last year, which I was pleased about – I really do love that sign. You can also just see the Organza Halloween Wreath that I made this year. Hubby had bought the decal for the toilet seat which surprised those who needed to pop up to the loo mwahahahahah. I just love all of my Halloween decorations – it’s a collection that I’ve been building up for many many years now…a shame I couldn’t put them all out!!

And of course, there are my pumpkin carvings for 2013! I just love carving a pumpkin – and I hope that my Pumpkin Carving 101 post might help you out if you ever want to have a try yourself – maybe next year I’ll design a few of my own templates for you :)

Very unlike me, I didn’t take photographs of the savoury buffet that I put out, but I will tell you what I served! (The two pics below are from the original posts) First up was a Halloween favourite for our family – Cheesy Corn Bread! A tried and trusted recipe that I’ve been using for years. To go with the corn bread I spiced up the Hawaiian Pulled Pork that I made for my sister’s hen party. I let it cook for nearly 24 hours in the slow cooker and it was absolutely delicious. My dad was very impressed, and I always love to know that I’ve impressed him with my cooking ♥

I also made mac ‘n’ cheese (recipe soon!), and there was hot dogs and buns for the kids, as well as jacket potatoes and baked beans for the veggies in the family. Drinks were of course my copy cat, Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice and my Warm Autumn Fruit Punch (which went down really well with my dad too!)

With everyone fed and watered, it was fireworks time to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night (early)…the fireworks were a bit on the lame side, but they produced some nice whizz bangs and sparkles and the kids and big kids were entertained!

Then it was time for everyone to attack the Halloween Dessert + Candy Buffet, which went down a real treat ;)

So, for another year, I wave goodbye to my favourite holiday, Halloween and start gearing up for Christmas! Did you celebrate Halloween this year? What did you do? What did you make? What did you cook?

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